School of Clinical Medicine Holds Healthy Lifestyle Event for Staff

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) closed its awareness campaign for the year with a healthy living event which was well attended by SCM staff. A healthy lifestyle is a way of living that lowers the risk of being seriously ill or dying at an early age. Good health is not only about avoiding disease

UKZN Technician Delivers Presentation at Conference in the USA

UKZN’s Principal Technician in the Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care in the College of Health Sciences, Mr Naren Bhimsan presented a paper at the SimGHOSTS Conference in Miami titled: New Trend in Training: Taking Hi-Fidelity Simulation Cross-Country to Under-Resourced Anesthetists. Bhimsan’s presentation demonstrated the impact of cross-country collaboration and the sharing of expensive training

UKZN Medical School Class of ’69 Holds 50-Year Reunion

Many of UKZN’s Medical School Class of ’69 who attended their 50th reunion function in Durban recently are still in active practice. They include Dr Farouk Haffejee, Dr Ahmed Salejee, Dr Percy Naidoo, Dr Rajend Maharaj, Dr Titus Moghoro, Dr Bala Naidoo, Dr Les Ananth, Dr Steve Ramasuvha, Dr Thomas Rambau, Dr Simon Khoza, Dr Chandracant

UKZN Dean on the Winning Trail Again

Internationally respected Dermatologist and Dean of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine Professor Ncoza Dlova has won two national awards – first prize in the Leadership Excellence section at the South African Health Excellence Awards and runner-up for the Global Excellence Award. The awards are hosted by the Clinix Health Group in partnership with the South

CHS Celebrates Improved Pass Rate of Registrars

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences hosted the second registrar awards evening at Umhlanga to honour specialists who successfully completed their final clinical examinations with the Colleges of Medicine of SA (CMSA), sub-specialists and those who graduated with Masters in Medicine (MMED) degrees. ‘As the College of Health Sciences we are proud to announce that the

New ENT Head Plans to Build Capabilities

Dr Andile Sibiya joined the few women in surgery and leadership, as she took office as Head of UKZN’s Ortorhinolaryngology (ENT) Department at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at the beginning of October. Sibiya completed her MBChB at the University of Cape Town and did her internship and community service at Ngwelezana Hospital,

Collaborative South African Study Wins International Award

Click here for isiZulu version A team of collaborators consisting of medical specialists and engineers from UKZN as well as medical scientists from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) and the University of the Witwatersrand, joined forces to conduct a study to improve kidney function amongst the sub-Saharan African population. The study, an international first,

Paediatrics Specialist Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro at Age 65

Raziya Bobat, Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Head of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, climbed Africa’s highest mountain this year at the age of 65. She was accompanied by her husband, Professor Umesh Lalloo, their daughter, Natasha, and four friends. Bobat, who is set to retire from UKZN at the end of this year after 40 years

UKZN Students Champion Mental Health Awareness amongst High Schools in Umlazi

Two College of Health Sciences students and an alumnus of the UKZN Medical School spearheaded a mental health awareness drive for selected high schools in Umlazi township recently in commemoration of Mental Health Month. The students, Mr Clement Agoni and Mr Yanga Mdleleni and alumnus, Dr Thandeka Maphumulo-Ngcobo are members of the Global Shapers Community

CHS Research Symposium

‘It is imperative that all of us, as healthcare professionals and medical scientists, produce research that is novel and impactful.’ These were the words of newly-appointed Dean of Research in the College of Health Sciences (CHS), Professor Anil Chuturgoon when he welcomed delegates to the College’s research symposium at the Medical School. The symposium provides